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Government Departments and Agencies

Added 18 May 2015


EBLEX is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. The aims of this organisation are to help the beef and sheep meat supply chain become more efficient, and to add value to the industry.


BPEX is focused on enhancing the competitiveness, efficiency and profitability of pig levy payers in England and driving demand for Red Tractor pork and pig meat products in Britain and globally. BPEX is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Potato Council

Potato Council is a division of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, committed to supporting the British potato industry.


The HGCA Board is made up of grower and processor representatives, an independent member and the Chairman and is responsible for setting HGCA strategy and ensuring levy money is invested for the benefit of the UK cereals and oilseeds sector.


DairyCo works to provide you with independent, evidence-based information and resources for your dairy farming business. From world-class research to effective improvement programmes, there is information to support every aspect of your business.

British Poultry council (BPC)

The British Poultry Council is the voice of the poultry meat industry, promoting the interests of British poultry breeders, farmers, and processors. The BPC is a key link between its members and Government, regulators and other Stakeholders.


DEFRA is the Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affairs. It is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

The Food and Drink Federation is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country and helps its members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximize competitiveness.

Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK, working with businesses to help them produce safe food, and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.
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